THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
With his films grossing over one billion dollars worldwide, MACE
NEUFELD (Producer) is one of the most prolific and successful producers in
Hollywood. His keen eye for talent and ability to turn published works into
box-office hits have helped launch the careers of such mega-stars as Kevin
Costner, Alec Baldwin and directors Richard Donner, Roger Donaldson, Philhip
Noyce and John McTiernan.
Neufeld recently produced Paramount's crime thriller,
"The General's Daughter." The film
grossed over $100 million domestically —Neufeld's
fifth film to do so and helped earn him the honor of being named "Producer
of the Summer" by Daily Variety in 1999.
When Neufeld optioned the rights to Tom Clancy's
best-selling book, The Hunt for Red October, in 1984, he began producing
what would become the first hit in one of the most successful film franchises in
history. Released in 1990, the film featured Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin (in
his first major role) and also marked the second significant directorial hit
(after "Die Hard") for John McTiernan.
With the success of "The Hunt for Red October,"
Neufeld eventually went on to produce two additional Tom Clancy novels. Patriot
Games and Clear and Present Danger. In filming "Patriot
Games," Neufeld teamed with Harrison Ford, who took over the role of Jack
Ryan. and Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce. who was directing his first
big-budget American film. Neufeld and Noyce joined forces with Ford again for
"Clear and Present Danger," which was the sixth-highest-grossing film
Among Neufeld's other film credits are the critically
acclaimed "No Way Out," "The Frisco Kid," "The
Saint" and "Lost in Space."
In 1976, Neufeld produced his first feature film, "The
Omen." The supernatural thriller, directed by Richard Donner, became an
international blockbuster and helped launch Neufeld's career as a film
In 1989, Neufeld teamed with former New World Entertainment
head Robert G. Rehme to form Neufeld/Rehme Productions. The company had a
successful string of hit films, all for Paramount, which included "Flight
of the Intruder," "Beverly Hills Cop III" and "Necessary
Roughness." In 1993, Neufeld and Rehme were voted ShoWest Producers of the
Year, and in 1994, Showmen of the Year by the Publicists Guild.
Neufeld began his career as a manager, discovering some of
the most important performing and production talent in the entertainment
industry. He was responsible for guiding the careers of Don Adams ("Get
Smart"), Don Knotts ("The Andy Griffith Show"), Jay Ward ("Bullwinkle
and His Friends"), Gabe Kaplan ("Welcome Back Kotter") and many
others. In the music field, he did the same for numerous artists, including Jim
Croce, Randy Newman, The Carpenters and Neil Diamond.
With a successful managing career already in force, Neufeld
expanded his entertainment horizons in 1958 when he produced the first program
for NBC starring Dick Van Dyke and the young comedy team of Elaine May and Mike
Nichols. Neufeld's other television productions include such distinguished
television films as the 1981 eight-hour miniseries based on John Steinbeck's
prize-winning novel, East of Eden, which became the seventh-highest-rated
miniseries ever, and won a Golden Globe. He also presented the pilot for â€˜Cagney and Lacey," which was
one of the highest-rated television films of 1981, and subsequently produced 125
episodes of the show, which became one of the most watched television series in
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